International HR Director Forum

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Event Details

Date: October 7, 2010
Venue: Westin Room IV, Westin Hotel, 205 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Event Overview

The International HR Director Forum provides specialized briefings and fast-growing peer networks for senior executives of Finance and HR. Tracey Newton, Senior HR Manager, Infosys Australia and New Zealand, co-presents a session - The Expatriate Experience - at the event.

Session Details

Topic: The Expatriate Experience
Date: October 7, 2010
Time: 11:00-14:00 EST
Speakers: Tracey Newton, Senior HR Manager, Infosys Australia and New Zealand
Raj Verma, Director, HR, Sodexo

Session Description

Global businesses need managers with global perspectives and operating experiences. This is often a key talent management challenge faced by multinational companies. Infosys' expatriate program strives to overcome these challenges by making the experience worthwhile for both the individual and the company.

Attend our presentation for valuable insight into the considerations needed by managers contemplating an expatriate assignment, and companies planning further expatriate appointments.

Speaker Profile


Tracey Newton leads all Infosys HR functions across Australia and New Zealand, and is backed by 15 years experience working with multinational IT consulting organizations including Expert Information Services (which merged with Infosys in 2004) and DMR Consulting. She has helped drive global initiatives such as cultural sensitivity training for both Infosys and client staff, organizational change management to ensure optimal collaboration between global teams, and Infosys' international leadership program.

With a deep understanding of the key commercial imperatives, such as the ability to build rapport and trust with key stakeholders to achieve desired results, Tracey has strong insights on how companies need to adapt their people practices to stay competitive and efficient.

Tracey is an active contributor to Australia's IT community, serving as a Board Member for RMIT University - School of Computer Science, and is also on the program management team of "Go Girl" - a Victorian Government initiative to encourage more young women to follow an IT career path.

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